New York Jets defensive lineman Sione Pouha shared some personal thoughts about his Mormon faith and the presidential election with the media this week.
Pouha, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and returned missionary, said that although he didn’t win, Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy did serve to show a new side of the LDS faith. His remarks appeared in a Metro article by Kristian Dyer. Here are some of Pouha’s comments:
I think that’s the most effective way for someone to know you’re part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — to help others.”
“I think doing something for your fellow man is just as important as the exposure brought by Gov. Romney. I know he holds the faith very strong and contributing and following the word and that is great for others to see. It does give an eye to the faith, but I also think it serves a better purpose to do something good for your fellow man and show it that way too.”
“The thing I was proudest of the most was the process of how this country was able to select a president in such a peaceful, respectable way. I was more proud to be an American [and] that we could go out there and research and find your candidate and vote. That was really awesome to me.”